The National Weather Service says a weak tornado touched down Monday night east of Ofahoma. An NWS survey team says the EF-zero storm was on the ground briefly with an estimated windspeed of 76 miles an hour, snapping one tree and uprooting another near... Read More.
The National Weather Service says Sunday night's storms produced at least 11 tornadoes in Mississippi. The strongest was the one that hit Jasper County with winds estimated at 150 miles an hour, killing one woman and injuring about two dozen other people. And there... Read More.
Damage in Louin from Sunday night tornado Most of the storms Mississippi has been dealing with since last week have been packing straight-line winds. But last night, the weather system that’s been locked into the state produced an outbreak of tornadoes. And it looks like... Read More.
Some of the people who witnessed the tornado devastation in Rolling Fork and Silver City back in March couldn't believe that the storm didn't earn the highest classification-- EF-5. The National Weather Service called it an EF-4 with top winds initially estimated at 170... Read More.
This is a list of Carthage/Leake County businesses, churches, and organizations accepting donations to be delivered to those affected by the deadly March 24 tornadoes:City of Carthage - Accepting donations Monday, March 27 - Thursday, March 31. Carthage Veterinary Clinic - Accepting... Read More.
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Fire Department took two pallets of drinking water, from Pearl River Resort, to Amory, Mississippi today. This is part of an ongoing effort to assist victims of the devastating tornadoes that hit Friday night in... Read More.
A fast-moving storm system produced wind damage, hail and at least one tornado across Mississippi Thursday. In Leake County, trees were blown down on Robinson Road near Ofahoma and along Highway 488 near Standing Pine. There were numerous hail reports across Neshoba County. A... Read More.
The storm surveys following this week’s tornado outbreak in Mississippi have just begun. And already, the National Weather Service has confirmed the state’s second-longest tornado this year. The EF-2 storm was on the ground for 25 miles through portions of Jasper, Newton and Lauderdale... Read More.
The National Weather Service has now expanded a Level-4 "moderate" risk of tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail for to cover all of the local area this afternoon and tonight. The next-to-the-highest threat level means that NWS expects strong tornadoes (EF-2 to EF-3), including... Read More.
What a difference a day makes. After most of Mississippi struggled through another day of extreme heat on Sunday, Monday's highs were 10 to 15 degrees cooler. Meridian, which had gone seven straight days with triple digit temperatures, topped out at 91 Monday. And... Read More.
Governor Reeves is asking for a major disaster declaration after tornadoes hit Mississippi on March 22nd doing more than $1 million in property damage. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says, if the request is approved, storm victims in Holmes County would qualify for individual... Read More.
Even though the state has been hit by tornadoes for three weeks in a row now, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says the damage estimates will have to be handled separately in trying to get federal disaster assistance. MEMA this week is asking FEMA... Read More.